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Queen's finished up at BUCS Regatta 2018 in style with a flurry of strong performances and some medals to boot.
The Men's Championship 4X took Gold medal with a very solid performance, taking the lead at the 1km mark and seeing off competition from Reading to take the top spot.
This added to the Silver medal won by the Women's Beginner 8+ earlier in the day, seeing off a late surge by Bath to cap off a weekend of great performances by the Ladies Club. With both Beginner 8+s making the Semi-Finals it shows the strength in depth across the Women's Novice squad.
Along with the Novices the Women's Intermediate 4+ put in a storming performance to take first in the B Final. With 5 crews neck and neck entering the last 500m the Ladies produced a blistering wind-up to pull ahead of their competitors and finish the weekend on a high.
The Men's Intermediate 4X narrowly missed out on Bronze, finishing 4th in the Final while Dan Colbeck qualified for the Men's Beginner 1X Semi Finals, finishing 10th overall out of 60 entries. The Men's Intermediate 2- made the A final but were unable to replicate their strong performance from the Semi Final and finished 6th.
Full results for the entire Regatta can be found here
Our thanks go to BUCS for hosting yet another fantastic regatta.
Sunday saw an even busier day of racing for Queen's beneath cloudless skies and on calm water.
The Men's Intermediate and Championship 2X both held their own to bring home Silver in their respective finals. Adding to the medals was Fiona Bell winning Bronze in the Women's Championship 1X.
The Men's Championship Lightweight 2X was narrowly beaten into 4th in their final to be denied a medal, in what would become a familiar feat for the rest of the day.
The Women's Beginner 4X comfortably qualified for the A final but were unable to keep up with the leading three crews in the final itself, coming 4th overall and despite not medalling, putting in a series of strong performances throughout the day, setting them up for the 8+s on Day 3.
The Women's Intermediate 8+ rowed well in the morning time trials to qualify for the Semi Finals. Unable to build on that later in the day, they came 6th in the B final in what proves to be a stronger field year on year. Similarly the Women's Beginner 4+ had to settle for a B final, pipping Exeter at the line for 2nd place by 0.4 secs.
Last but certainly not least the Men's Beginner 8+s were in action. Both crews had strong time trials, comfortably making it into the Semi Finals. With both crews drawn in the same Semi, they were both up against a strong field if they were to make it into the A final.
The A crew put in a strong performance, comfortably taking 2nd and making it through the A final. The B crew were determined not to be left out, and in a dogfight with Warwick's A crew in the final 250m, they dug very deep and found another gear, taking 3rd by a mere 0.14 secs to create history and have both crews through to the final.
Sadly, the Final itself didn't yield more medals for the club, with the A crew being beaten into 4th on the line. Heartbreaking to be so close and miss out, but a lack of medals does nothing to conceal the fantastic strength in depth of this year's Novice Men squad and the great character within. The future for the men's club is looking very bright indeed.
A fantastic day of rowing for Queen's on Day 1 at BUCS.
The highlight of the day was the Men's Novice 4+ A final. Half a length down at the 1km mark, they found an extra gear to row through Liverpool and take the Gold medal with clear water at the end. The B 4+ performed very well to come 2nd in the B final.
This followed on from medals in the Men's Intermediate Single, taking both Gold and Silver in a two boat race, as well as first place in the B Final.
Queen's also took Silver and narrowly missed out on Bronze in the Men's Championship Single scull.
The Men's Novice 4X placed 4th in their A final. A heartbreaking result for a crew that dominated their Semi-Final and has progressed immensely since being formed two months ago,
Similarly, the Women's Championship Lightweight 2X were achingly close to making the Final. A tremendous showing for a crew that held their own in a field full of U23 International rowers.
The Women's Intermediate 4X placed 4th in their C Final. A respectable result in a competitive category.
In the Men's Intermediate Lightweight 1X, Queen's placed 6th in the A Final and 1st in the B final.
Crews and boats have arrived in Nottingham for BUCS Regatta 2018. With time trials starting at 8am on Saturday and Queen's entered in most categories throughout the day, results can be followed on the BUCS website.
Conditions are set to be near perfect for the weekend and updates will be posted throughout the event.
A very busy day for all racing at University Championships. Highlights were wins for the Womens Novice 4X+ and the Mens Intermediate 2X. Queen's also placed 2nd in the Mens Intermediate 1X (Nathan Hull), Womens Intermediate 2X, Womens Club 1 8+ and Womens Novice 8+.
Full results from all races can be seen here
Hello from the National Rowing Centre! Crews have arrived and began to build boats ahead of a busy day of racing. Conditions are perfect, with no wind and not so much as a ripple across the water's surface.
With crews entered in most races throughout the day, it'll be a busy and hopefully successful day for Queen's Rowing. Results will be posted throughout the day but can be viewed along with the Race Draw at https://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/418/events/
Pictures of Queen's Rowers packing the boats in preparation for Irish University Championship Regatta in Cork. Live updates of results will be posted on the Queen's Rowing Twitter page throughout the day tomorrow. Expect Success.